I have recently started adding more fat to my diet, usually by way of coconut milk. I haven't really changed anything else. My diet is meat & veg, bit of fruit, nuts. Nothing else has changed exercise wise.
For the last month or so I have felt tied every morning and struggled to get up. I have also been a bit congested. It is winter here, but I font normally feel like this in winter.
Has anyone else had the same symptoms after increasing fat in their diet, or could it just be a coincidence?
When i was VLC i consistenly slept for nine to ten hours per day. Absolutely serious. I did feel fine throughout the day I suppose but my body just needed that sleep.
Ever since starting to eat way more starch, and thus lowering my fat-intake, i sleep 7-8 hours on the nose, rising without an alarm every damn day. And I feel fine throughout the day, and my lifting has *improved.*
I was always lean, i just had been LCing it cuz like many in alternative health circles I was told for so many years that carbs, even good paleo carbs, are unnecessary (which is of course true) for life and thus less-than-ideal. Absolute BS. Carbs are indeed not essential for life but life is a lot better with them!
consciously and proactively trying to increase the amount of fat in one's diet by adding high fat foods (like coconut milk) is delusional and self-defeating - - - i'd say this superstitious fat-worshipping/fat-gorging/fat-obsessing (especially for all things coconut) is the biggest malady of the paleo community - no wonder people fail when they try it, and then say "paleo" sucks, when nonsensical 'fataholism' is the main culprit
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Jep, i feel sluggish after a high-fat-meal (i mean > 80g fat). Feels not unlike the carb-induced insulin hit. Takes about 1 hour to get normal again. Also, leg cramps in the morning hours after a prolongued carb abstinence.
I'd try adding more carbs (tubers & the occasional brown rice) instead of fat, if you're training high volume.
I guess adapting to a fat fueled regimen might take more time than one might expect, so either push through until comfortable or start experimenting w/ ratios ...
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